Amy Winehouse's family eyeing tribute statue
Amy Winehouse's parents are in talks to install a bronze memorial statue of their daughter at London music venue The Roundhouse.
The star's father Mitch, mother Janis and stepmother Jane hope bosses at the concert hall will allow the life-size sculpture to stand on the first-floor balcony next to the building's bar.
They are adamant Winehouse, who died from alcohol poisoning last July, would appreciate a tribute at the venue as it is close to where she lived after shooting to fame.
Mitch Winehouse tells the Camden New Journal, "Amy was in love with Camden. But for us, it is a place that we associate with heartbreak and love, because we loved Amy dearly. We wanted to have a bench in her memory outside her house in Camden Square, but there are so many hoops you have to jump through to do that, planning permission for one. We did speak to the residents' association for Camden Square and there was no opposition from neighbours, but it's a residential street."
The singer's stepmother Jane adds, "We're in very early discussions. So it wouldn't go up till at least 2013, but for those who loved Amy's music and all those who knew her around Camden, it'll be something very special to remember her by."
A spokesman for the music venue says, "We have been in talks with Mitch Winehouse about this, and it's an idea we are entirely in support of. We are in the initial stages of the discussion process at the moment."
what do you think?
Sounds like a nice idea.
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Yeah, it would be a tribute to someone wasting a beautiful talent. Give it up guys! She made great music, but she was hardly someone to look up to!
cant stand druggies. Why glorify them. Parasites a parents worst nightmare as they have to deal with all the consequences of there weaknesses